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White Rim Sandstone
|Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
White Rim Sandstone Member of Cutler Formation (UT*)
White Rim Sandstone of Cutler Group (UT)
White Rim Sandstone (UT)
The White Rim Sandstone crops out along the Green River Gorge in western Canyonlands National Park.
Not designated. Named for a bench called White Rim, between the Green and Colorado Rivers, San Juan Co., UT (Baker and Reeside, 1929).
|Unit Name History:
First used as upper member of Cutler Formation (Baker and Reeside, 1929). Revised, assigned as upper formation of Cutler Group; Overview (Baars, 1962). Upper contact revised (Blakey, 1974). Overview (Steele, 1987).
Baker, A.A. and Reeside, J.B., Jr., 1929, Correlation of the Permian of southern Utah, northern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, and southwestern Colorado: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 13, no. 11, p. 1413-1448.
Baars, D.L., 1962, Permian system of Colorado Plateau: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 46, no. 2, p. 149-218.
Blakey, R.C., 1974, Stratigraphic and depositional analysis of the Moenkopi Formation, southeastern Utah: Utah Geological and Mineral Survey Bulletin, no. 104, 81 p.
Steele, B.A., 1987, Depositional environments of the White Rim Sandstone Member of the Permian Cutler Formation, Canyonlands National Park, Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1592, 20 p.
Baars, Donald L., 2000, Geology of Canyonlands National Park, Utah. In, Geology of Utah's parks and monuments: Sprinkel, Douglas A., Chidsey, Thomas C., Jr., and Anderson, Paul B., editors, Utah Geological Association Publication, v. 28, p. 61-83.
Stanesco, John D., Dubiel, Russell F., and Huntoon, Jacqueline E., 2000, Depositional environments and paleotectonics of the Organ Rock Formation of the Permian Cutler Group, southeastern Utah: In, Geology of Utah's parks and monuments: Sprinkel, Douglas A., Chidsey, Thomas C., Jr., and Anderson, Paul B., editors, Utah Geological Association Publication, v. 28, p. 590-605.
Dubiel, Russell F., Huntoon, Jacqueline E., Stanesco, John D., Condon, Steven M., and Mickelson, Debra, 1996, Permian-Triassic depositional systems, paleogeography, paleoclimate, and hydrocarbon resources in Canyonlands, Utah: Colorado Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-4, 23 p.
Dubiel, Russell F., Huntoon, Jacqueline E., Condon, Steven M., Stanesco, John D., 1996, Permian deposystems, paleogeography, and paleoclimate of the Paradox Basin and vicinity: In, Paleozoic systems of the Rocky Mountain region: Longman, Mark W., and Sonnenfeld, Mark D., Society for Sedimentary Geology, Rocky Mountain Section, p. 427-443.
Hansley, Paula L., 1995, Diagenetic and burial history of the Lower Permian White Rim Sandstone in the Tar Sand Triangle, Paradox Basin, southeastern Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, B 2000-I, p. I1-I41.
Kamola, Diane L., and Huntoon, Jacqueline E., 1994, Changes in rate of transgression across the Permian White Rim Sandstone, Southern Utah: Journal of Sedimentary Research, Section B: Stratigraphy and Global Studies, v. 64, no. 2, p. 202-210.
* show accepted USGS usage. Note that data on this page is modified from information available via the
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